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Full speed to Dover

Highways England has removed a 40mph speed limit on the last few miles of the A20 into Dover that has been plaguing drivers since 2015. The limit was imposed to allow upgrade works to be carried out in Dover town centre. [+]

Europa refreshes its fleet

Europa Road has invested £2 million in 23 new Renault - 11 new Range T artics, four Range D12 distribution rigids, seven new Range D18 rigids and one Range D26 rigid. All Europa’s new trucks have front, rear and in-cab cameras and each rigid has a load securing system. [+]

Ulster recruit for Pallet-Track

Northern Ireland-based Woodside Group has joined the Pallet-Track network. The Group, which includes Woodside Haulage, Woodside Distribution, Woodside Motorfreight, and All Route Shipping and based in Ballynure, Co. Antrim, will cover the Northern Ireland postcodes on behalf of the 80-plus strong Pallet-Track network. [+]

FTA welcomes government aviation stance

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the Government’s newly-announced consultation on aviation strategy, saying that it shows that ministers recognise the importance of air cargo to the UK economy. One of the themes of the Department for Transport’s call for evidence from stakeholders is global connections, which has huge relevance ... [+]

Davies Turner in Scotland – a clarification (updated)

The article in the Scotland feature headlined 'Business is booming – but there's a sting in the tail' contained a misleading typographical error about Davies Turner's activities in Scotland. Davies Turner has NOT recently closed its facility its operations in Cumbernauld. The company has in fact closed its small office at ... [+]

Clydeport in good spirits as largest-ever ship calls

Scotland’s Greenock Ocean Terminal handled its largest ever container vessel last week – the 4,045teu MSC Pohorje. The team at the Peel Ports-owned facility loaded 500teu of Scottish spirits destined for Le Havre, France. As reported in the Scotland feature in FBJ 5 earlier this month, Peel Ports has high hopes ... [+]

Bigger ships to boost Stena’s Harwich-Rotterdam route

Stena Line is to switch to larger ships on its Rotterdam (Europoort)/ Harwich route. The current Capucine and Severine which operate twice daily in each direction will be replaced by the larger MV Misada and MV Misina, when present charter contracts expire in January 2018, increasing overall freight capacity by ... [+]

Freedom for Wales

With Brexit talks continuing in Brussels, one UK border at least is set to become easier – the Severn Crossing between England and Wales. The Government announced today (21 July) that toll charges on will be scrapped at the end of next year and was been hailed a victory for ... [+]

FTA applauds government trade stance

The Freight Transport Association said it took heart from international trade secretary Liam Fox’s acknowledgement that the country “does not want a no deal” situation from the Brexit negotiations. Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme on 20 July, Mr Fox insisted that the country needs a “full and comprehensive deal”. However, ... [+]

Bury firm joins forwarder network

The AiO Logistics Network has recruited Bury St Edmunds-based Transglobal Logistics UK to its commercial, projects and removals divisions. It offers vehicle shipping to and from all major worldwide destinations such as cars, trucks, motorbikes, caravans, motor homes. boats and yachts, by ro ro vessel, container or airfreight. [+]

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